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NHL Draft Ratings: Expansion Draft Soars, Entry Draft Up Slightly

The first round of the 2021 NHL Draft averaged 268,000 viewers on ESPN2 last Friday night — up 3% from last year, when the event aired in November on NBCSN (259K). This year’s draft was once again held virtually.

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Capitals Re-Acquire Vitek Vanecek From Kraken In Exchange For Jets’ 2023 Second-Round Pick

Photo: Getty Images The Washington Capitals re-acquired goaltender Vitek Vanecek from the Seattle Kraken on Wednesday night in exchange for the Winnipeg Jets’ 2023 second-round pick, according to NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes. Vanecek was the Kraken’s pick from the Capitals … Continue reading

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Report: Washington Capitals Believed to Have Interest In Re-Acquiring Vitek Vanecek From Seattle Kraken

The Canadian Press After re-signing captain Alex Ovechkin and trading away defenseman Brenden Dillon in the days leading up to NHL free agency 2021, the Washington Capitals’ most pressing need was to find a goaltender to shore up the gap … Continue reading

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Winners And Losers Of The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: Sportsnet The 2021 NHL Expansion Draft has come and gone. The Seattle Kraken‘s strategy was quite different than the one that the Vegas Golden Knights employed four years ago, as they saved their salary cap room and passed on … Continue reading

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Vitek Vanecek: “I Realize That The Club Could Only Protect One Of Us, So I’m Not Sad”

Photos: Jana Mensatorová, ČTK / AP / Mel Evans and ČTK / AP / Chris Young He admits that he initially had mixed feelings about being selected by the Seattle Kraken in Thursday night’s expansion draft. “When I found out, … Continue reading

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An Early Projection For The Seattle Kraken’s Roster

The Seattle Kraken and their General Manager, Ron Francis, ended up pursuing a unique strategy in their expansion draft, which left many scratching their heads. The Kraken selected three pending unrestricted free agents, and ultimately agreed to contracts with those … Continue reading

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Cracking Down Numbers of the Kraken: An Initial Look At the Seattle Kraken’s Post-Draft Roster

Getty Images With the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft complete, the NHL’s 32 teams can look ahead to the rest of the offseason’s business, with free agency and the NHL Entry Draft among the top priorities for the league’s General Managers. … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Kraken: Sights & Sounds From the NHL Expansion Draft in Seattle

Photo: @SeattleKraken Wednesday night marked the beginning of an era for the league’s newest franchise. The Kraken selected players during the NHL Expansion Draft in Seattle, forming the roster for their inaugural season this fall. Here were the scenes from … Continue reading

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2021 NHL Expansion Draft Pick Tracker

Photo: NHL.com After the Seattle Kraken submitted their 2021 NHL Expansion Draft picks on Wednesday morning, the selections began to leak on Twitter. NoVa Caps tracks all of the Kraken’s selections:

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Report: Kraken Take Vitek Vanecek From Capitals In 2021 NHL Expansion Draft

Photo: Getty Images According to TSN’s Frank Seravalli, the Seattle Kraken selected goaltender Vitek Vanecek as their pick from the Washington Capitals in the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft on Wednesday. The Kraken were required to pick a player from every … Continue reading

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